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it and change the tax basis, the treasury has to call on corporate america to change the withholding tables. all of us get taxes withheld. if they're going to change what rate i'm going to be taxed at, they're going to have to change that table. that's not an overnight process. certainly, the treasury can't afford to let that go too long because everybody will be underwithheld. they'll get a big tax bill. there will be a riot among the people if that happens. what i'm watching is the treasury. if they get nervous enough, they'll ask them to change the tax tables. so far it looks like they smell a deal and haven't asked for it yet. you think we're going to get a deal? >> i think they may try to push it to the end. the other thing i'm watching for is the 17th when the president is due to take his family to hawaii. i don't think he wants to be in hawaii without a deal. something is going to come up. >> ron, what about you? >> i thought the resignation of senator jim demint, who was a staunch conservative, which was a surprise departure, tells me the republicans in many ways are throwing in the towe
sheet is, but corporate america has great balance sheets. there's a lot going on that's positive, energy, reshoring, businesses coming back. just stay away from the long-term bonds. short-term bonds and alternative strategies >> i know what you're saying and i get that because it's true. the corporate sector is probably the best part of this recovery. 3.6 trillion in cash, lean and mean, corporate america ready to lead once again, but the question is am i going to be able to buy stocks at much lower levels, so are we going to have a 100, an 800, 1,000-point decline if we go over the fiscal cliff? >> that's a great point. >> maria, we're not trading, right? that's always the question in the market. we have to use volatility to pick up positions and add to equity, and this is a long-term gape. we've become so short-term focused. got to stay focused long term and add on volatility. >> one of the things i'll add, we either most confident insecure people in the world and when we know based on our history and based on what we know needs top had a, but we don't know what's going to happen in th
hope we learn it this time. >> the executives at aig, lehman brothers, bank of america, countrywide mortgage had nothing to do with this. this was all the government's fault. >> the government created the conditions where they did what they did, and if the government had kept a stable dollar you never would have needed this currency trading, default swaps and the like, so when you have a bad environment, people try to adjust to it, and the crazy things happen. in the 1970s, ail went from $3 to $40 a barrel and when we conquered the inflation and went back down, and we should do the same thing today. stable dollar, like 60 minutes an hour, thinking that changing minutes in an hour will help stimulate the economy, no. we need stability. >> gentlemen, you have very sufficiently filled eight minutes and i'm sure you could have filled 18 had we given them to you. >> two smart guys with two very different opinions. >> good to see you both. >> thanks. >> see you later. >> thanks for joining us. manpower survey shows businesses will continue to hire in the first quarter of next year with th
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